About Us

Integrated service for family violence, child protection and sexual abuse

PAVE provides services for persons who abuse, survivors and vulnerable family members such as children and the elderly, in dealing with interpersonal violence.

Our Vision

To be the lead organisation in the development and provision of integrated services to families experiencing interpersonal violence, child abuse and/or sexual abuse.

Our Mission

To promote a healthy community, free from violence through empowerment, collaboration and advocacy.

Our Goals

  • To promote positive alternatives to violence in the lives of persons experiencing intra/ interpersonal violence, child abuse and sexual abuse through a comprehensive provision of services.
  • To forge partnerships with key community stakeholders in the elimination of intra/ interpersonal violence.
  • To promote a well-informed community on issues of interpersonal violence through public education and awareness programmes.
  • To develop professional competence in the management of intra/ interpersonal violence issues through training and research.

Our Milestones

  • 1995

  • 1996

  • 1997

  • 1998/1999

  • 1999/2000

  • 2000/2001

  • 2001/2002

  • 2002/2003

  • 2004/2005

  • 2005/2006

  • 2006/2007

  • 2007/2008

  • 2008/2009

  • 2009/2010

  • 2010/2011

  • 2011/2012

  • 2012/2013

  • 2016/2017

  • 2018

  • 2019

  • 2020

  • 2024


Pilot networking system with Ang Mo Kio Police Division to manage family violence cases.


  • Study tour to Australia to learn from various domestic violence programmes.


  • Development of programme for perpetrators of violence.
  • First groupwork conducted for perpetrators.
  • First groupwork conducted for the survivors.


  • The start of mandatory counselling referrals.
  • First national awareness campaign workgroup.
  • Collaboration with The Necessary Stage on "Behind closed doors"
  • Collaboration with the Family Justice Courts to set up the video-link facility for PPO applications.


  • PAVE began as a pilot project in April 1999.
  • Involved in a pilot programme by the Family Court and MCDS for pre-counselling order and assessment.


  • First community walk against violence organized in collaboration with police, grassroots, CDC and clients of PAVE.


  • Second community walk against violence co-organized with Ang Mo Kio Methodist Church in conjunction with Easter.


  • Piloted groupwork in Mandarin for persons who abuse and groupwork for survivors in Malay and Tamil.
  • Piloted groupwork for young adult witnesses of family violence; developed groupwork for teenagers on probations and their parents, commissioned by MCYS.
  • Tour to New Zealand to study programmes for domestic violence and sexual abuse.


  • Participated in the Singapore Buskers' Festival.
  • Distribution of dating violence posters island-wide.


  • Charity Concert held at Nanyang Khek Community Guild. Proceeds went to fund the building of the new centre.
  • PAVE was awarded the Home Team and CSSP Excellence Award.


  • PAVE started operating from its new premises at Block 211 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #01-1446.
  • Wrote the Practice Guide on Mandatory Counselling. Commissioned by MCYS and launched on 16 March 2007.
  • The Body Shop adopted PAVE as its charity in the "Stop violence in the home" campaign.


  • Official opening of PAVE on 28 September 2009. Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong was Guest-of-Honour.
  • Fund-raiser event "On wings of song" charity dinner cum concert was held.


  • Inaugural dating violence awareness campaign "Choose love, not abuse" held on 7 February 2009. Partnered with NTU undergraduates.


  • PAVE was appointed as a specialisation centre.
  • PAVE published "Engaging Men who Abuse" book.
  • Participated in Intensive Case Management pilot project by MCYS.
  • Dr Sudha Nair was conferred an award by Clementi Police Division and the Family Violence Discussion Group.


  • PAVE rebranding exercise. New logo with tagline "it's about respect" introduced.
  • Organized Inaugural Symposium 2010 "Emerging trends of Family Violence in Singapore" on 21 October 2010.
  • Embarked on a new training programme for social service practitioners on management of family violence.


  • Embarked on a dating violence survey with support of the marketing division of Singapore Press Holdings in April 2011.
  • Collaborated with Timbre Music Academy to organize a song-writing competition and concert held on 13 November 2011. This was in conjuction with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This was in collaboration with Timbre Music Academy.


  • Opening of PAVE @ Siglap; a pilot project to provide dedicated services for the interim rental housing flats in Bedok.


  • PAVE as an organisation and its Executive Director, Dr Sudha Nair, were recognised for their role in pioneering specialised services in the area of family violence during the 20th anniversary of the National Family Violence Networking Systems Conference held on 16 November 2016.
  • Her World Woman of the Year 2016 - awarded to Dr Sudha Nair.
  • Dr Sudha Nair was nominated for the Singaporean of the Year 2016 award.


  • Official opening of Safe Space on 20 March 2018. President Halimah Yacob was the Guest-of-Honour.


  • PAVE celebrated our 20th Anniversary and the 10th Dating Violence Awareness Week


  • Launch of “A Day with Bob: Joint initiative between Ang Mo Kio Police (F) Division and PAVE
  • Pilot: PAVE Integrated Services for Individual and Family Protection Specialist Centre (IFSIFPSC)
  • Community Guardian App: Collaboration with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Kydon Learning Systems Institute Pte. Ltd
  • PAVE Biennale Research Webinar: Courage to Change


  • An e-booklet was developed to commemorate PAVE's silver anniversary. It provides details on PAVE's various milestones over the past 25 years